Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Myanmar Protests — Communist Parties condemn military regime's violence, express solidarity to the people

The situation in Myanmar is getting worse day by day, with the death toll of military crackdown against anti-coup demonstrators surpassing 500. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) at least eight civilians were killed in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon on Monday 29 March. 

The military regime, which ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, is escalating violence against protesters. 

Communist Parties across the world condemn the violent practices of the dictatorial regime and express their solidarity towards the protesting people of Myanmar.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Myanmar coup: The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) condemns coup d'etat, calls workers and people to resist

In a statement about the recent military coup in Myanmar, the Secretariat of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) points out the following:

The World Federation of Trade Union, on behalf of its 105 million workers who live, work and struggle in 130 countries of the 5 continents, strongly condemns the coup d’etat that is carried out in Myanmar by the armed forces of the country. Myanmar army declared a one-year state of emergency and detained several government leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

India's working class in the streets - Massive participation in the two day General Strike

In a press release, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) congratulates and salutes the working class of India for their unprecedented active participation in the two days’ country wide general strike that started on 8th January 2019. 

Around 20 crore workers, from all sectors of the economy – organised sector, both public and private including in the Multinational companies, in the government and quasi government sectors, scheme workers, unorganised sector workers have reported to be participating in the strike across the country. The strike would continue on 9th January.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

"Fake election with fake ballots": CP of Bangladesh denounces elections' result

The Communist party of Bangladesh (CPB) has denounced the 11th Parliamentary elections as a fake election with fake ballots. People will reject this election and the pre-determined result.
CPB President Comrade Mujahidul Islam Selim and General Secretary Comrade Shah Alam said in a briefing on 30th December, 2018 that for ensuring a false victory the ruling AL led government made the blueprint of mockery and electoral fraud much earlier than the election day . They also claimed that the government has destroyed  the minimum basis of democracy in this election.

All India General Strike: Workers to protest NDA government policies on January 8-9

A nationwide national strike throughout India has been scheduled on 8-9 January 2019, against the neoliberal, anti-worker policies of the BJP-led NDA government of Narendra Modi. The strike is organized by 10 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and a number of independent worker's federations. 

“In order to serve the interests of the multinational companies with Indian corporate, the present government is pursuing blatantly anti-people, anti-workers and anti-national policies at the cost of severely damaging the national economy and destroying its indigenous productive and manufacturing capabilities. Such a regime must be defeated squarely to force the pro-people changes in policies on all fronts,” the CTUs said in statement.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Indonesia tsunami- Proletarian solidarity to the workers and the people of Indonesia

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 95 million workers in 130 different countries across the world, expresses its most heartfelt condolences to the people of Indonesia after the tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption on 22 November.
According to official information so far, at least 281 people have died from the tsunami, hundreds more are injured and many more remain missing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

CP of Bangladesh: Denounces and protests the arrest of garment workers leaders

Seven leaders of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Garment Worker Trade Union (GWTUC) were sent to jail on 1st April, 2018 afternoon when they surrendered at CMM court, Dhaka, after finishing the bail period granted by the High Court, related to a case filed by the association of garments factory owners.
Arrested leaders are, central secretariat member of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and General Secretary of Garment Worker Trade Union Center (GWTUC) comrade Joly Talukder, central committee member of CPB and GWTUC comrade Sadekur Rahman Shamim, Organising Secretary of GWTUC comrade K.M. Mintu, International Affairs Secretary of GWTUC Monzur Moin, General Secretary of the Gazipur District GWTUC Jalal Hawlader, Executive President of the Ashulia Reagion GWTUC Lutfar Rahman Akash, Organizing Secretary of the Ashulia Region GWTUC Mohammad Shahjahan. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Communist Party of India (Marxist) to hold its 22nd Congress between 18-24 April

The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will take place from 18th to 24th of April 2019 at Hyderabad. Approximately 765 delegates will participate in the five-day session that will determine the party's political line for the next three years. 

You can read the Draft Political Resolution for the 22nd Congress of the CPIM, adopted by the Central Committee meeting last January, in Kolkata.

A few days later, between 25 and 29th of April, the Communist Party of India (CPI) will hold its 23rd Congress, at the city of Kollam in Kerala.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Rebirth of the Communist Party of Indonesia

The following essay deals with the resumption of the legal activity of the Communist Party of Indonesia after 50 years of prohibition. It is an adaptation and elaboration of Vladimir M. Soloveichik’s presentation, published on the Leningrad Internet TV and YouTube on 27 June 2016, in Russian language.

The article offers interesting information about the heroic and tragic history of the once largest non-ruling Communist Party in the world and expresses the optimism that the new generations of indonesian communists will continue the path of the struggle, joining the marxist-leninist movement for the materialization of the communist ideal. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Declassified documents expose US role in the 1965-66 massacre of millions of communists in Indonesia

Declassified files have exposed just how much the US knew about and supported the massacre of millions of Indonesians in the 1965 anti-communist purges.

The non-governmental National Security Archive research group published 39 documents on Tuesday, out of thousands of pages of newly declassified files from the US embassy in Jakarta. They cover the period from 1963-66, documenting official knowledge and approval of the army’s death-squad operations to wipe out the three million-strong Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and its supporters.

Up to three million people were rounded up across the country, executed and dumped in mass graves. The files show that the US provided the Indonesian army with lists of senior communist party officials, equipment and money during the massacres. The purges led to the overthrow of communist-backed nationalist president Sukarno and the 31-year dictatorship of General Suharto.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Communist Party of Bangladesh: Condemns the atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar

The President of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Mujahidul Islam Selim and General Secretary Md. Shah Alam strongly condemned the Myanmar army for committing genocide, arson and ruthless torture on Rohingyas in Rakhaine province through a statement to the press on 29thAugust.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

PM Alexis Tsipras in China: Promoting the interests and aspirations of Greek capitalists

The role of Greece as a "bridge" between China and the EU is the major aim of the Greek government, in an effort to promote and expand the aspirations of the country's bourgeoisie. The visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Beijing, on the occasion of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (May 14-15) serves this purpose. 

Greece is at a crossroads of three continents, it constitutes an important hub in the economic, energy and cultural sectors and can serve as a bridge between China and Europe, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday in a meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Philippines: The truth about Rodrigo Duterte's bourgeois government

By Ronalyn V. Olea / Source: Bulatlat.com
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against the so-called oligarchs are turning out to be mere rhetoric as he pursues the same economic policies that favor the rich.
In a forum, Jan. 13, Rosario Bella Guzman, Ibon executive editor, noted that Duterte’s ten-point socioeconomic agenda and the upcoming Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 both aim to increase the profits of foreign corporations and local oligarchs at the expense of the welfare of the people and long-term economic development.
Guzman said the PDP is silent on free land redistribution. She noted that the economic managers of the Duterte administration blocked Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano’s proposal for a two-year moratorium on land-use conversion.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Philippine Communist Party (PKP-1939) - Assessment of the first 100 days of the Duterte administration


We publish an interesting assessment by the Philippine Communist Party (PKP-1939) regarding the bourgeois government of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines.

Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte's presidential electoral campaign focused on the need to weed out the illegal drugs trade, calling it the prime menace to the people and the root of heinous crimes and even of corruption. He promised a bloody campaign which will fill Manila Bay with the cadavers of drug pushers and criminals, and called on the people to apprehend known drug pushers everywhere, and even to use lethal force against the armed resistance of drug pushers.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

India: Massive nationwide strike against government's assault on public enterprises and workers’ wages and conditions

Yesterday, September 2nd, more than 150 million Indian workers took part in a one-day general strike against Indian Prime Minister Modi’s assaults on public enterprises and workers’ wages and conditions. It is said to be the largest general strike in the country's history, as long as it involved nearly all sectors of the working class including workers from manufacturing, mining, the public sector, transport and other sectors, along with workers in the informal economy.

The Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement regarding the nationwide strike: 

The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India congratulates the working class and employees for the most successful general strike all over India on the call of Central Trade Unions.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Communist Party of India (Marxist): No Bases for US Armed Forces

Source: Solidnet.
The Modi government has taken the dangerous step of deepening military collaboration with the United States by agreeing to allow US armed forces to use base facilities in Indian naval and air force bases. 
The US Defence Secretary and the Indian Defence Minister have announced an in principle agreement has been reached for a Logistics Exchange  Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). This is just another name for the Logistic Support Agreement (LSA) that the United States enters into with military allies like Philippines, South Korea and Japan. Unlike what the Defence Minister says, refueling, maintenance and repair facilities for American ships and airplanes will require the  stationing of US armed forces personnel on Indian soil on a regular basis.